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Submitter: Jeanne Marie Miller (

Date: 30 Apr 1998

MILLER; BATES, LAFOLLETTE I am looking for any information about the MILLER Family in DREXELL. My great grandfather and his brother owned Miller & Miller which was a general store. My great grandfather married Elisabeth "Lizzy" BATES, and they had Charles Dean. He in turn married Peggy Jeanne LAFOLLETTE by eloping to Arkansas. If you have any information about any of them I would appreciate it.



Submitter: Howard G. Miller (

Date: 30 Apr 1998

MILLER; HAMILTON Seeking descendents of Alfred S. Miller (born 1840 in Page Co. Va. died 10 July 1912, Bates Co. Mo.) He married Anne Hamilton in Ohio. There known children were Charles, Robert A. and Jane L., but no other information is known about the family.



Submitter: Sharon Roach (

Date: 30 Apr 1998

SAILORS; WALLACE SAILORS, Samuel Henry md #2 Emma lou Bratton and they run the Stratford Inn until my GGF died in 1912 and abt a year later it burned down,He md 1st Mary Isabell O'Brien and they had four children,the youngest Dorthy "Nellei" Sailors md bet 1910-12 to a Mr.WALLACE who was a Boarder there.they had three children and divorced or he Died ??does anyone connect to this family ? Thanks



Submitter: Hoyt Duty (

Date: 30 Apr 1998

DUTY; James Albert Duty my grandfather I believe lived in Hume,Mo after 1910. he was marrried to Etta Martin a school teacher from Ohio.



Submitter: Chris Elswick (

Date: 30 Apr 1998

Seeking further information on Oliver ELSWICK b. 27 Nov 1828 in Rush Co. IN and married 1 Jan 1850 in Monroe Co. IA Margaret WELLS b. abt 1829 died 27 Jan 1863 Iowa. Second marriage 30 June 1863 in Monroe Co., IA Elizabeth America DENT b. abt 1841. Children: John Riley ELSWICK b. abt 1850 in Iowa Elmira M. ELSWICK (DRYSDALE)b. 24 Oct 1852 in Iowa Calvin Perry ELSWICK b. abt. 1854 in Iowa Cass ELSWICK b. 9 Jan 1859 c. 16 Oct 1859 Bates Co Albert B. ELSWICK b. Jan 1861 in MO Martha Jane ELSWICK b. 28 Feb. 1864 Sarah M. ELSWICK (PATTERSON) b. abt 1866 MO Luella "Lulu" ELSWICK b. abt 1868 MO Rachel ELSWICK b. abt 1870 Frank A. ELSWICK b. 1876 MO This family lived in Bates Co. at least 1860-1880. They moved to Berry Co. for a spell and then moved on. Would enjoy sharing information about Olivers descendents and learning where the family went after 1880. Oliver also had a sister Martha ELSWICK (WATSON) b. 1839 in Rush Co, IN married 27 fEB 1857 in Putman Co, MO to William L WATSON. Also had neices whos last name was EVANS. Would be interested in learning more on these lines also.


Surnames: BRADEN

Submitter: Jere E. Braden (

Date: 30 Apr 1998

Looking for any information on descendants of a James BRADEN that may have been in Bates County in the 1870-80s. James came from Macoupin County Illinois to Bates Co. before settling in Taney County MO. James BRADEN's first wife was Sarah Maddy whom he married in Claiborne Co. TN in 1838. His second wife was Nancy Frances Walker-Cummings-BLUNT whom he married in 1868 in Macoupin Co. IL.


Surnames: LEAZENBY

Submitter: Kim Leazenby Russell (

Date: 30 Apr 1998

LEAZENBY, i am researching the familyof Joshua Walter LEAZENBY. His first wife was Lily ____. Two sons born: Walter F. born in Bates Co. 21 Sept 1880. Walter moved to Caddo. Co., Oklahoma in 1900 and married Sue W. Lawson in Pawnee Co., OK. Second son, James Mark Leazenby married Maude ___and had a daughter, Edna. At some point, the Leazenby's moved to Stecker, OK and opened a store. Lily d 12 July 1913 in Anadarko, OK and John Joshua Leazenby, was born 20 June 1917. Joshua Walter died 19 Apr 1926 in Stecker, OK. Joshua Walter and Lily both buried in Joplin, MO. Any help or info would be much appreciated. I'll share everything I have as far as documentation/info/etc.

Bobby J. Wadsworth                                                      Tue Apr 21 21:21:40 1998
ASKEW; McREYNOLDS   Seeking descendants of Robert W. ASKEW (c1821-?) and his cousin, Benjamin K. McREYNOLDS (1835-1902), whose families settled near Adrian, MO, in the 1870s/80s. Both moved to Missouri from Logan Co., KY. I have lots of ASKEW data toshare.

James Craig                                                              Tue Apr 21 17:09:27 1998
Davis; Craig, Begun, Coppage Are any of the following Davises familiar to others searching for their Davis family roots in Bates County? If so, I'd like to hear from you. Charles Bolivar Davis b: 1/2/1827 VA? D: 8/8/1899 Rich Hill, MO m: Elizabeth Bailey b: 9/29/1830 KY or northern portion of GA d: 1/20/1907 Rich Hill, MO.  Children: 1.George A. Davis b:? d: 10/9/1921 m: Sally Marsh, George worked in the Rich Hill Post Office. 2. Zorada Davis b 1856 d 11/19/1930 Rich Hill, MO m Louis J. Coppage b 1855 d 1882. 3. Missouri Ann Davis b:10/29/1854 Tipton, MO. d: 1946 Rich Hill, MO m: John Stuman Craig. 4.  William Davis m 1st: Mary E. Davis (maiden name Davis), Mary died 1883 @27yrs m 2nd: Emma(?) Ran the Talmage House in Rich Hill, then hotel in Holden then moved to New Orleans. Mary E. Davis was called Nellie and her father was P.W. Davis and mother was Nancy Davis 5.Zollicopher Davis m: Monny or Mona, No children, Had a tavern in Rich Hill. 6. Elizabeth Lee Davis b 10/17/1869 Tipton Moniteau, MO d 11/13/1947 Blue Springs, MO m 1st: Hurley Burnell Begun b 2/27/1860 d 4/27/1897

Debbi Lehr                                                           Apr 21 12:51:46 1998
MILLER  SPARKMAN  Looking for information on descendants of Noah H. MILLER and Anna M. SPARKMAN who lived in Bates Co. from 1860 until their deaths. Children of Noah and Anna were: HAMILTON MILLER (b. abt 1831 TN), CAMPBELL MILLER (b. 1834 TN, d. 1880 Bates Co, MO), ELIHU MALICAN MILLER (b. abt 1835, m: Mahala). Any help greatly appreciated. Please contact Debbi at

Debbi Lehr                                                              Tue Apr 21 12:48:55 1998
MILLER, SHAW, CRAIGMILES, GREGORY  Looking for information on descendants of Campbell MILLER. Campbell had two wives but have been unable to find any marriage license. Campbell's children were:   ELIZABETH A. MILLER (b. abt 1854, m: (1) IB or TB Miller, child Jimmie, (2) J.L. Shaw), WILLIAM HAMILTON MILLER (b. 1859, m: Hattie C. Bryant, child Maude, b. 1888), EMILY HARRIET MILLER (b. 1865, m: L.A. Craigmiles, children Nancy, Charles, Laura, James & Allen), THOMAS JEFFERSON MILLER (b. 1864, m: (1) Nellie Andrews & (2) Nancy F. Burns), children Phillip Weston, George Barnard, Ruth Adeline), GEORGE W. MILLER (b. abt 1868, m:  Mary A. Gregory, children Benjamin, Charles, Ruby). Any help greatly appreciated. Please contact Debbi

Debbi Lehr                                                                            Tue Apr 21 12:39:05 1998
WIMSATT; WRIGHT   Looking for information on descendants of George W. wIMSATT and Sarah A. WRIGHT. George W. WimsatT (b: 1820 KY, d: 1890 MO, married Sarah A. Wright (b: 1829 KY, d: 1910 MO). Children of George & Sarah: Mary E. Wimsatt (b: 1844), Lorenzo D. Wimsatt (b: 1847 KY, former judge in Bates Co, MO, m: Lemora Isabelle Goe, child Valentine b. 1867), Goldena Wimsatt (b: Abt. 1849), Roland W. Wimsatt (b: 1851 KY, d: 1912 MO, m: Lucy, children Lillie & Flossie), Wayne W. Wimsatt (b: 1854 IN, m: Llewellyn Wallace), Arland Wimsatt (b: 1855 IN, d: 1905 Bates Co, MO, m: Elizabeth Collins), Willis Wimsatt (b: 1858), James Wimsatt (b: 1861 IN),George W. Wimsatt, Jr. (b: 1863 IN, m: Amanda C, child Sarah), Lucretia Wimsatt (b: 1867 IN, m: James M. Zumwalt,   child Ruby). Any help appreciated. Please contact Debbi at

judy wheeler                                                                  Mon Apr 20 18:38:541998
LENNON;  Searching for information on Patrick and Sarah LENNON who lived in Rich Hill, Bates Co. MO in the late 1800's. Oral family history says that Patrick owned a soda pop factory there. Is there any way to verify that? Was there a Catholic church in the area at that time? Patrick immigrated from Ireland and Sarah from Wales. They had several children - all boys. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Clara Bennett                                                           Sun Apr 19 14:27:03 1998
BENNETT; SIMMONS, STANFIELD:  Can anyone help with the Bennetts that were living in the area around Butler, Bates Co., MO. from 1865 until 1910? Hyronmous J. Bennett married Permelia Ann Stanfill/Stanfield in Johnson Co., KS. in 1864. They moved to Bates Co. where they raised 8 children to adults. Hyronomous (a.k.a. Hiram or H.J.) died 29 Jan.1905, but I don't know where. They were living in Virginia, Elkhart twp. in 1900. Permelia's parent's were John and Mary Jane Rice Stanfill/Stanfield. They lived in Cass and later Bates Co. where they both died. Hyronomous and Permelia's youngest son, William, married Lula Ann Simmons in 1910, Butler, Bates Co., MO. Her parent's were Charles and Elizabeth Garren Simmons. Charles and Elizabeth lived in Butler from 1860 till their deaths. He died in 1925 and she died in 1936. Any help will be appreciated. 1860 until their deaths. He died in 1880 and she died in 18 Can anyone help with any of these families?

Donna De                                          Fri Apr 17 21:17:51 1998
HUSTON; Seeking information on the parents of my grandfather. Grandfather was Walter Scott HUSTON born 10/9/1871 in Bates County, Mo. He was married in Iowa and buried in Il. Had 2 brothers Otto and William and 2 sisters Ella Huston Anderson and Froney Huston
Mc Minimy. Do not not what happened to any siblings. Parents were Shelby and Mary Huston. My e mail address is quilt

Caroline House                                                          Fri Apr 17 08:28:45 1998
Johnson; Marsh:   About 1900, my grandparents, Catherine Marsh and Robert Eli Johnson eloped from Rich Hill. Where would they likely have gone to get married secretly? I have not been able to find a marriage in Bates County.

Greg Wagner                                                               Mon Apr 13 20:16:20 1998
ACKERMAN;  Looking for information regarding Ira Ackerman, born Bates County (yr??) d Clinton Missouri, Henry County 09/01/1905 This is all the information I have on him. I suspect he is the son of Henry, Clarence, or Charles Ackerman of Clinton Missouri. Any information on these names will be appreciated. Greg Wagner

Vic Franks                                                                  Mon Apr 13 19:21:11 1998
ROSE: Dempsey Rose on Van Buren county 1840 census, possible wife and kids on Bates county 1850 census unkown township house # 52 Nancy age 37, Lemuel age 17,Sarah age 11, Hiram age 9, Andrew age 7, William age 5, Mary Ann age 3,Leaisa? age 4/12,Evaline age 8. What happened to Dempsey Rose after 1840?

LOYD WRIGHT                                                      Mon Apr 13 14:28:11 1998
Wright; I am looking for the parents of Jacob Albert Wright who lived in Bates Bates County, Mo. in 1871. My grandfather was born in Butler, Bates County, Mo. His name was Andrew Joel Wright. Jacob had 8 children.

Midori B. Dearborn                                                  Mon Apr 13 12:52:55 1998
BARKER and HENDRICKS;  I am looking for and would appreciate any information, help, advice, encouragment...on my gg grandparents James Buchannan BARKER b.abt. 1857 in KY? m.05-10-1877 in Butler City, Bates Co, MO. to Louisa Francis HENDRICKS b. abt 1857 in Bates Co., MO They later had 2 children Bessie & Zeddy Both died in Idaho in the 1930's. Thank you in advance for any efforts you make on my behalf. Midori.

Lorie Kraus                                                                  Fri Apr 10 19:30:36 1998     EYMAN,SHOOK:   SAMUEL EYMAN settles in Bates Co. in the 1870s. His daughter LOUISA A. marries JOSEPH JACKSON SHOOK in the early 1880s want to know about these two families.

Robert Fletcher                                         Thu Apr 9 11:50:05  1998
I am interested in the family of John R. Elswick who married Elizabeth Fletcher on 8 Sept. 1877, Bates Co., Mo. They had three children: 1. Clifford, 2. Lulu, and 3. Nellie Elswick. The first two were born in Bates Co., Mo. and the third in Barry Co., Mo.

Eddie Bryant                                                                     Sun Apr 5 15:54:11 1998
Bryant; Smith   I am looking for any information for my gg-grandparents,Abner & Malinda Smith Bryant and her parents, Joseph C. & Matilda Smith. They were in the Pleasant Gap area in the 185? to mid 1860. Will pay for research that produces good documented data.

Marilyn Light                                                               Sat Apr 4 05:54:241998
BLANKENBAKER; MULKINS, ROW, SELF, SHIRK:  Looking for family related to ALBERT ELIAS MULKINS son of ELIAS BATES MULKINS and MARY IOWA LEE. Mary removed from IA to Bates co. MO, where she married FRANCIS L. SELF abt 1877 in Bates Co. Mary Lee Mulkins came to MO along with her 4 children all born in Iowa: LEWIS HENRY MULKINS b 1865 m ANNA E. SHIRK abt 1885 in Bates Co. JULIA E. MULKINS b Nov 1866 m JACOB ROW 14 Apr 1883 in Bates Co. ALBERT ELIAS MULKINS b 10 Jan 1870 m. ELLA F. BLANKENBAKER 10 Sept 1894 in Bates Co. SAMUEL EDWARD MULKINS b 1872 m. abt 1898 (where?) & had a son in 1900. Albert is my Great grandfather & I'd like to share info with other relatives. Please contact Marilyn Light @ 420. N. 900 E. Lehi UT 84043 or email me at:

Susan Long                                                                      Wed Apr 1 09:10:46 1998
KLEEN; CHARLES   I am looking for information on the KLEEN and CHARLES families. My great, great uncle lived(and died) in the RICH HILL area. He was born/raised in the Metz, MO area; which is in Vernon County. His mothers maiden name was Mattie (Martha?) CHARLES. I don't know his fathers first name. His sister, my great grandmother, Birdie Ellen (KLEEN) DARR died about 1918 from influenza I believe.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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